This painting has always aroused admiration, criticism and controversy since its purchase in 1952.
Students of Glasgow School of Art submitted a petition against the purchase because they thought the money would have been better allocated to artists in the City.
Art Critics didn’t like it because Dali was known for his surrealist works and pushing the boundaries of art – and they believed this painting didn’t do that.
Religious groups felt that someone with Dali’s reputation shouldn’t be painting religious works.
Inded it was physically attacked in 1961 and the torn canvas had to be repaired.
See this painting before it goes on tour to the US in August this year.